AANChOR (All AtlaNtic Cooperation for Ocean Research and Innovation)
The All Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance Flagship is an initiative of the European Union to upscale research activities in the North and South Atlantic, and to build a platform for cooperation reaching from the Arctic to Antarctic waters. It follows the 2017 signing of the so-called Belém Statement on Atlantic Research and Innovation Cooperation and will provide a framework to identify and contribute to the implementation of concrete long-term collaborative activities, reinforcing international cooperation between Europe and tropical and South Atlantic countries, and connecting these endeavours with the challenges and research needs of the North Atlantic Ocean.
To contribute to the development and implementation of the identified joint activities, AANChOR will establish multi stakeholder platforms and stimulate pilot projects to develop and support new forms and tools for further development of the selected activities and identify appropriate existing funding mechanisms.
German Marine Research Consortium (KDM) as official AANChOR partner
The German Marine Research Consortium (KDM) is the official partner in AANChOR; ZMT manages the project on behalf of KDM and takes the lead in two work packages Capacity Development and Information & Data Sharing. ZMT has the mandate to bring the German Marine Science into the South Atlantic cooperation and assure the involvement of interested scientists from all KDM-partner institutions.
As a technical instrument the “AK Südatlantik” shall accompany the process. This working committee serves as bi-directional hub for information and participation in the AANChOR Coordination and Support Action and the Belém process in general. The goal of the AK is to collect interests of the German marine science in the Belém process.
A first consolidating meeting was held in September 2018, during which ZMT’s Werner Ekau has been elected as speaker of the AK Südatlantik.
A month later (October 18 to 19, 2018) the AANChOR kick-off meeting took place in Brussels, where Werner Ekau (Capacity Development) and Nicolas Dittert from ZMT (Scientific Data Management) took over the lead of two work packages.
WP3: Capacity Development
Lead: Werner Ekau
Lead beneficiary KDM, DST, CONFAP
Participants: Ciência Viva – ANCCT, JPIO, KDM, DST, NRF, MCTIC, CNPq, CONFAP, MINCYT, Uni-CV
- • Implementation of the goals of the Belém Statement in promoting and facilitating human capacity development by proposing concrete collaborative initiatives in this field among European countries and countries bordering the South Atlantic, together with major stakeholders already involved in such cooperation within the six thematic areas identified in the Belém Statement.
WP5: Common Standards for Information and Data Sharing
Lead: Nicolas Dittert
Lead beneficiary KDM, DST, MCTIC
Participants: FCT, IPMA, EurOcean, JPIO, KDM, DST, CSIR, MCTIC, CNPq, MINCYT
- Implementation of the goals of the Belém Statement in promoting and facilitating common standards for information and data sharing by proposing concrete
collaborative initiatives in this field among European countries and countries bordering the South Atlantic, together with major stakeholders already involved in such cooperation within the six thematic areas identified in the Belém Statement
Project Partners (Germany)
International Project Partners
KDM member institutions, please see here
Ciência Viva – ANCCT Agency, Portugal
DST Department of Science and Technology, Pretoria, South Africa
Conselho Nacional das Fundações Estaduais de Amparo à Pesquisa (CONFAP), Brazil
NRF National Research Foundation, Pretoria, South Africa
Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC), Brazil
National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil
Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (MINCYT), Argentina
University of Cape Verde (Uni-CV), Cape Verde